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Festival is good family fun

August 26, 2011

This year’s Kiamichi Outdoor
Sportsman’s Festival is September 9 and
10.
The festival begins on Friday,
September 9 at 1 p.m. with a four man
scramble golf tournament at Choctaw
Country Club. Entry fee for the tournament
is $200 per team, and Poteau Main
Street is still looking for hole sponsors.
After the tournament, from 7 p.m. until 9
p.m. there will be live music and vendors
on Dewey Avenue in downtown Poteau.
The following day, September 10,
begins at “first safe light” with a bass
fishing tournament at Quarry Island on
Wister Lake. Buy-in is $40 per head and
no limit to the amount of fishermen per
boat. Fishermen age 12 and under compete
for free. After the tournament, there
will be a live weigh-in on Dewey
Avenue.
At 10:30 a.m., there will be an archery
contest with an entry fee of $20 per person.
Archers age 12 and under compete
for free.
The Poteau Church of the Nazarene
will also be sponsoring a car show as part
of this year’s sportsman’s festival. Entry
fee is $20 per car and money raised goes
towards the church’s December mission
trip to Mexico. In addition, Poteau Mayor
Jeff Shockley has vowed that should the
church raise $3,000 or more, he will kiss
a pig.
Also on Saturday there will be live
music and vendors on Dewey Avenue.
Dana’s Boot Camp and Zumba classes will also be performing live demonstrations. There will
be bounce houses, pony rides, and games for kids, as
well as sidewalk sales for the adults.
T-shirs for this year’s sportsman’s festival are available
now for pre-order at $9 per shirt.
Poteau Main Street would like to thank all of its
sponsors including the Choctaw Nation and KKBD Big
Dog 95.9 FM.
For more information, to pre-order a t-shirt, or to
register for any of the events and contests, or if you’d
like to become a sponsor or make a donation, contact
the Poteau Main Street office at (918) 647-8648 or drop
by the offices in the Lowery Hotel at 301 Dewey
Avenue in downtown Poteau.

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